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Institute for Life Sciences

Murine norovirus manipulation of the host cell cycle Event

Prof Vernon Ward
Time:
12:45 - 13:45
Date:
17 June 2016
Venue:
Southampton General Hospital, Room LF8, Level F, South Block.

For more information regarding this event, please email Adam Corres at IfLSAdmin@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

A CES Academic Programme Seminar by Professor Vernon Ward, University of Otago, New Zealand

Speaker information

Professor Vernon Ward,Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago,Professor Ward gained his BSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Otago, graduating with the latter in 1987. After postdoctoral positions at the Institute of Virology, Oxford, UK and the University of California, Davis, he joined the Otago Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 1993. He was promoted to Professor in 2011. He was appointed Head of Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, 2012-14 and then as Dean of the Otago School of Medical Sciences in 2014. His research investigates developing the empty shells of viruses as vaccine carriers to target tumours by immunotherapy and studying how noroviruses interact with and manipulate the infected host cell. Professor Ward was co-convenor of the University’s Virology Research Theme from 2000-2011 and his work has attracted major funding support from the Health Research Council and Marsden Fund of New Zealand.

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